Halloween will soon be here! Undoubtedly, kids all across Canada are gearing up for trick or treating. Or are they? Clearly, we’re experiencing times when social distancing is a continued requirement. In addition to keeping children safe, our elderly loved ones must be protected from the spread of coronavirus. What to do?
The fall has definitely arrived. Here in Calgary, that means that temperatures can already dip below zero on any given day. Unfortunately, the winter will be here faster than we know it. As a result, we all must prepare to keep as warm as possible.
This goes double for our elderly loved ones. Naturally, they are more susceptible to the ill health effects brought on by the cold. What should be done to keep seniors warm in the months to come?
With Thanksgiving taking place this coming weekend, families all over Canada are preparing for big meals. Sadly, COVID-19 may prevent many of those meals from being as big as they have been in previous years. Nevertheless, this Thanksgiving is still bound to be a time when people acknowledge how lucky they are.
Many Canadian families are very lucky to still have grandparents and even great grandparents take part in their holidays. Naturally, it’s important for seniors to feel included in family festivities. Are you looking for ways to get your elderly loved ones in on the action this Thanksgiving?
Here are three ways for wheelchair users to maximize their comfort:
Are you experiencing trouble with balance? Is it difficult to take steps without feeling unsteady on your feet? Do you find walking to be a tiresome and even painful experience? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to invest in a high-quality walker. You should note, however, that not just any walker will do. It’s important to get the right walker just for you!
If you’re the caregiver of an elderly person, you’re likely no stranger to the fact that personal hygiene upkeep can be a challenge for him/her. What can you do to help? It’s important to always bear in mind that maintaining personal hygiene is a key to senior health.
With the fall season officially beginning on Tuesday, September 22nd, it’s time for Canadians to face a harsh reality. It’s about to get cold! Of course, the closing of summer doesn’t just signify the end of hot and sunny days. It offers up opportunities to partake in new array of fun activities. Many of them are fun and safe for seniors. If you live with an elderly loved one, now is the time to consider the new activities that will keep them entertained all autumn long.
Are you impacted by the presence of Alzheimer’s in your family? If so, you’re undoubtedly privy to the difficulties the disease can present. Bathing often presents a major difficulty. Therefore, it’s important for seniors who have Alzheimer’s to follow safe bathing practices.
Many older adults battle with diminishing strength and balance. For them, climbing either up or down the stairs can be a dangerous task. So what can you do to ensure that each climb up the stairs in your home is safe for your elderly loved one?
Generally speaking, there’s nothing to fear when you enter a bathroom. Most of us use this room of the home each and every day without incident. However, it’s important to remember that seniors can often have tougher times keeping upright. Do you have an elderly loved one in your home who uses a mobility solution to keep him/her from falling? If so, you may want to consider making some changes to the bathroom.